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Is the Commission all that different? Reflections on comparative international bureaucracies

Jarle Trondal

in An Emergent European Executive Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579426
eISBN:
9780191722714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579426.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 6 poses the question: Is the Commission all that different compared to other international bureaucracies? This chapter unpacks the executive arms—the bureaucratic interior—of international ... More


UNHCR and the Making of Refugee Law

Ingo Venzke

in How Interpretation Makes International Law: On Semantic Change and Normative Twists

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199657674
eISBN:
9780191753114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657674.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter generally introduces international bureaucracies as autonomous actors in the practice of interpretation and then illustrates in greater detail how the United Nations High Commissioner ... More


The New World of UN Peace Operations: Learning to Build Peace?

Thorsten Benner, Stephan Mergenthaler, and Philipp Rotmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199594887
eISBN:
9780191729065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594887.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Peace operations are the UN's flagship activity. Over the past decade, UN blue helmets have been dispatched to evermore challenging environments from the Congo to Timor to perform an expanding set of ... More


Studying the Influence of International Bureaucracies: A Conceptual Framework

Frank Biermann, Bernd Siebenhüner, Bauer Steffen, Per-Olof Busch, Sabine Campe, Klaus Dingwerth, Torsten Grothmann, Robert Marschinski, and Mireia Tarradell

in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012744
eISBN:
9780262258593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012744.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter outlines the conceptual framework for assessing and explaining the influence of international bureaucracies. It first conceptualizes international bureaucracies before elaborating the ... More


Rational Deference and the Emergence of Social Power

Alexander Somek

in Individualism: An Essay on the Authority of the European Union

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199542086
eISBN:
9780191715518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542086.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, EU Law

This chapter offers a reconstruction of the relevant conception of citizenship, suggesting that the power constitutive of market holism lends expression to a conception of citizenship that fits a ... More


Understanding International Bureaucracies: Taking Stock

Steffen Bauer, Frank Biermann, Klaus Dingwerth, and Bernd Siebenhüner

in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012744
eISBN:
9780262258593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012744.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on international organizations and bureaucracies in international relations research. In particular, it examines the relative neglect of international bureaucracies in ... More


The Influence of International Bureaucracies in World Politics: Findings from the MANUS Research Program

Frank Biermann and Siebenhüner Bernd

in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012744
eISBN:
9780262258593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012744.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book has investigated the influence of international bureaucracies in world politics. Drawing on the core findings of the Managers of Global Change (MANUS) research project, it has demonstrated ... More


The Role and Relevance of International Bureaucracies: Setting the Stage

Frank Biermann and Bernd Siebenhüner

in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012744
eISBN:
9780262258593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012744.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

International bureaucracies and their retinue of civil servants are considered important players in world politics, and yet, as exemplified by the United Nations (UN), others see them as an assembly ... More


The Strategic Response of International Organizations

Nitsan Chorev

in The World Health Organization between North and South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450655
eISBN:
9780801463921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450655.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the selective correspondence between external pressures—the call for a New International Economic Order in the 1970s–1980s and neoliberalism in the 1990s–2000s—and World Health ... More


Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Frank Biermann and Bernd Siebenhüner (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012744
eISBN:
9780262258593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012744.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

International bureaucracies—highly visible, far-reaching actors of global governance in areas that range from finance to the environment—are often derided as ineffective, inefficient, and ... More


The Secretariat of the International Maritime Organization: A Tanker for Tankers

Sabine Campe

in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012744
eISBN:
9780262258593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012744.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Founded in March 1948, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for maritime safety and the prevention of marine pollution from ships. ... More


Looking Ahead: Policy Implications and the Future

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter begins by examining three practical implications for international policymaking. First, it uncovers the dynamics and costs of insulation from state control: personnel in ... More


Polycentric International Participation after the First World War: Experts from East Central Europe in and around the League of Nation’s Secretariat

Katja Castryck-Naumann

in Remaking Central Europe: The League of Nations and the Former Habsburg Lands

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198854685
eISBN:
9780191888885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854685.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that the League of Nations’ authority in interwar politics rested to a large extent on transnational and (post-) imperial practices from Eastern and Central Europe which were ... More


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